Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

I won my six-figure deal last week. My contract signed inside my daughter’s preschool classroom of all places.  Her teacher asked if I would participate in Read Across America week, and I agreed.  It was a tough crowd; preschoolers know what they want and when they want it.  Straight shooters, these preschoolers.  Rougher and more …

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Athena.  The goddess.  The wise. More than I could ever dream. My daughter started her first full day of pre K yesterday.  Has nearly a year and a half gone by since she first entered the school system (  http://wp.me/pQvQq-6b ‘Of  gods and goddesses’ )?  A peanut of a little girl – a smile that could …

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 will be my fifth Father’s Day without my own father. He passed on June 28, 2007 after a fifteen month war against pancreatic cancer. In many ways, a part of me died that day as well. In many ways, the very fiber of who I was…and who I continually evolve into…was …

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damned 1: to condemn to a punishment or fate; especially : to condemn to hell 2a: to condemn vigorously and often irascibly for some real or fancied fault or defect <damned the storm for their delay> b: to condemn as a failure by public criticism 3: to bring ruin on 4: to swear at : curse—often used to express annoyance, disgust, or surprise <damn him, he should have been …

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If you follow my blog, you may have noticed I haven’t posted much lately.  I have a damn good reason. The light and the dark. The duality of human consciousness.  The core of existence.  The perfect balance within us all. Or is it? I started my blog tiptoeing that delicate balance between the light and the dark.  Prudent …

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